Depression and suicide in older people

Neville, Christine and Byrne, Gerard (2014). Depression and suicide in older people. In Rhonda Nay, Sally Garratt and Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh (Ed.), Older People: Issues and innovations in Care 4th ed. (pp. 267-284) Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Churchill Livingstone.

Author Neville, Christine
Byrne, Gerard
Title of chapter Depression and suicide in older people
Title of book Older People: Issues and innovations in Care
Place of Publication Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
Open Access Status
Edition 4th
ISBN 9780729541633
9780729581639
9780729590242
Editor Rhonda Nay
Sally Garratt
Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh
Chapter number 14
Start page 267
End page 284
Total pages 18
Total chapters 25
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Depression and suicide are two closely linked and pertinent clinical issues in older people. Depression is the leading mental illness to affect older people and it is the major risk factor for suicide. In Australia and many other developed countries, older men have a higher rate of completed suicide than any other age and gender group. This chapter examines recent developments in managing depression and suicide in older people and discusses some of the more controversial aspects of this topic.
Keyword Older adult
Depression
Suicidal behavior
Suicide
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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Created: Thu, 27 Mar 2014, 17:30:54 EST by Dr Christine Neville on behalf of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work